The October 24th Issue of The American
Attention, boys and ghouls! Halloween is but one week away and there’s no shortage of festivities scheduled throughout Hancock County. A complete rundown of events appears in the front section of this week’s frighteningly interesting Ellsworth American.
The men in orange suits who appear on this week’s front page aren’t dressed that way because they’re getting into the holiday spirit. They’re members of a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency team that was called to the scene of what turned out to be a mobile methamphetamine lab that was discovered in a hotel parking lot last Thursday. Three people were charged in Hancock County’s first ever meth lab bust.
On a more pleasant note, Maine’s blueberry growers are looking at a possible banner year thanks to some frosty weather to the north. The reduced harvest in Quebec should prove to be a boost to the industry locally. Page 1.
A Blue Hill man got more than he bargained for during a food run to the Bucksport McDonald’s drive-thru on Saturday. Police delivered 51-year-old Timothy Perkins a summons charging him with operating under the influence during his visit. No word on if he wanted fries with that.
These stories, plus a spur-of-the-moment marathon win by a familiar face, local SAT scores, a look at a very unique houseboat and more.
It’s all this week in The Ellsworth American, serving Hancock County since 1851, the year Congress authorized the minting of the smallest U.S. silver coin, the 3-cent piece. No truth to the rumor that it was the last time Congress agreed on anything involving money.